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What Are the Functions of Art?

Smarter people than I have written entire books about the function of art. My attempt, here — which will probably come across as overly simplified — will be to hit the highlights. Disclaimers abound. First, proceed with this caution: No piece of art can be “assigned” a function (or functions), …

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How to Paint in the Fauvism Style

Fauvism is a short-lived art movement of the 20th century (1904-1908) that followed the Post-Impressionist movement. Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh are some of the Post-Impressionists considered to have influenced the fauvism movement with their innovative use of color and brushstrokes. Fauvism means “wild beasts” in French …

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